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Urgent Action outcome: Indigenous land defender receives protection

Paraguayan authorities opened an investigation and provided protection to Bernarda Pesoa leader of indigenous community.

1st update on UA 160/20

Urgent Action Outcome: Human Rights Defenders Released

On 3 December 2020, Gasser Abdel Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer were released and are now safely home.

1st update on UA 166/20

Urgent Action Outcome: Crimean Tatar rights defender sentenced

Server Mustafayev, a Crimean Tatar human rights defender, was sentenced by a Russian military court on 16 September.

4th update on UA 150/19

Urgent Action Outcome: Activist returned to Pakistan and released

Geelaman Pashteen, human rights activist and supporter of Pakistan’s Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) was released.

1st update on UA 11/20

Urgent Action outcome: Bill restricting safe access to abortion rejected

On 20 October, the Slovak Parliament rejected a bill that would have further obstructed access to safe abortion care.

1st update on UA 128/20

Urgent Action outcome: PIKPA refugee shelter closed down

The eviction of the PIKPA refugee shelter in Lesvos was carried out in the morning of 30 October.

1st update on UA 152/20

Urgent Action outcome: Legal abortion closer than ever

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez publicly committed to present a bill to Congress to legalise abortion.

1st update on UA 163/20

Urgent Action outcome: Yana Antonova sentenced to community service

Yana Antonova, a pediatrician and a human rights defender from Krasnodar, southern Russia, was convicted on 2 October.

2nd update on UA 154/19

Urgent Action outcome: Azimjan Azkarov died in prison

Azimjan Askarov died on 25 July in prison in Kyrgyzstan after showing symptoms of Covid-19.

1st update on UA 61/20

Urgent Action outcome: Charges against union activists will not proceed

On 2 October 2020, five activists who were charged for “unauthorised gathering” were granted a discharge.

2nd update on UA 93/20